DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from a girl asking how to stop biting her fingernails. Although you listed some helpful suggestions, I would like to offer one that helped me to finally stop at age 45.
HINTS FROM HELOISE
HINTS FROM HELOISE
DEAR ABBY: I am a high school senior. With graduation day fast approaching, I have some pressing questions.
Fieldwork begins on Minnesota crops
Fieldwork has started in Minnesota's major crop areas thanks to unseasonably hot weather that dried and warmed soils, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300. Last Monday: 334. Year Ago Monday: 267. Friday actual: 97.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 700. Last Tuesday: 658. Year Ago Tuesday: 644.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 93, a year ago 121.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 28, a year ago 132.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
JENKINS -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday on Highway 371 at Crow Wing County Road 16 in Jenkins.
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department announced the skills clinics for Mustang, Bronco and Pony League players, scheduled for tonight, have been postponed because of cold weather.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Pines merits five-star rating from Golf Digest
The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa hasn't opened for the season, but it's already receiving rave reviews.
Under GOP pressure, Daschle guarantees Senate vote on making estate tax repeal permanent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from Republicans, Senate Democrats agreed Tuesday to guarantee a vote by June 28 on permanent repeal of inheritance taxes.
Study: More dairy means less diabetes risk
Overweight people who consume lots of dairy products may be less likely to develop risk factors for diabetes, a study shows.
FDA panel considers patients' pleas to bring back bowel drug
BETHESDA, Md. -- When he heard Lotronex was being pulled off the market, Atlanta architect Corey Miller raced from pharmacy to pharmacy to stockpile the drug, his only relief from devastating irritable bowel syndrome.
Guidelines could mean less anxiety for women awaiting results of Pap tests
CHICAGO (AP) -- Millions of women whose cervical-cancer results come back inconclusive could enjoy the benefits of a more convenient follow-up treatment under new Pap test guidelines issued by a panel of experts.
Bowel drug likely to return
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- A once-popular drug for irritable bowel syndrome appears headed back to the market with tough new restrictions.
Experts say organ donation can have serious downside
WASHINGTON -- Laurie Post does not regret giving part of her liver to her cousin. She just wishes she had been prepared for some of what followed: Six trips to the hospital, leaking bile, fever, vomiting, a collapsed lung.
Kidney, liver top list of needed organs for transplants
National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week, April 21-28, is a time to celebrate the gift of life and the successes of transplantation. It is also a time to raise awareness about the donation process and how many more donors are needed.
Mille Lacs Band announces election results
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's primary election April 16 narrowed the field of candidates to the two top finishers in each race.
Budding chess champs
PILLAGER -- Checkmate!
Bi-County Head Start applications for 2002-2003 being taken
Bi-County Head Start is accepting applications for the 2002-2003 Head Start year.
Crosslake man shares the good news of organ donation
In 2000 there were 5,984 donors nationwide and 22,844 transplants.
Ice going out
Cass County residents have been watching ducks and loons arrive as soon as ice receded from their lakes last week. This is McKeown Lake east of Hackensack.
'Betty's Pies' building near Two Harbors to be razed
TWO HARBORS (AP) -- After nearly a half-century, a North Shore landmark will be torn down this week.
CLC Theatre director to be guest at Cuyuna Range Women's Club luncheon
DEERWOOD -- The annual Cuyuna Range Women's Club spring luncheon, open to both men and women, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood.
STAPLES -- A defensive driving course will run from 5 to 9 p.m. May and 9 in Room 100 at Staples Motley High School.
CLC to recognize retiring employees, others for longevity
Central Lakes College on May 3 will recognize one retiring employee and 42 others with longevity citations.
Happenings at Central Lakes College
Students volunteer at soup kitchen
Death of Fred Powers grieves friends, family
There will be an important person missing from Steven Day's and Nikki Hanson's May 18 wedding.
Republicans in House District 12A will meet Saturday afternoon to endorse a candidate for state representative.
Pop tab donation
Faye Brown (left), Dorothy Carlson and Glenn Brown, members of the Alpha Chapter, O.E.S., helped Jane Patrick, McDonald's public relations employee, pour 93 ice cream buckets, totaling 465 quarts of pop tabs Tuesday. The tabs will be sent to the Ronald McDonald House in the Twin Cities in the name of Nicole Koester, granddaughter of Joe and Elsie Melby of Baxter. The Eastern Star members have been saving pop tabs as a community project since 1991 and during that time have collected a total of 3,910 quarts. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Brainerd High School students will stage the play "Antigone" Thursday through Saturday. Look for information Thursday in Tempo.
Brainerd council studies adding bus garage
Brainerd is looking into constructing a storage garage for countywide transit buses.
A bald eagle tried to balance on the top of a tamarack tree near the Beaver Dam Road in Brainerd Tuesday. Motorists can watch the progress of the nesting pair of eagles in the swampy area west of the road. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Kinkel to step down
Sen. Tony Kinkel, DFL-Park Rapids, who was first elected to the Legislature in 1986, has announced he won't run for re-election this year.
Whitefish residents win road upgrade
Some residents on Crow Wing County Road 140 near Whitefish Lake have driven on gravel road for 25 years.
Cass commissioner Witham dies
HACKENSACK -- Cass County Commissioner Glenn Witham died Monday in Las Vegas of severe cardiac arrest, his wife, Donna Witham, said today. He was 68.
Cass board calls for special election to replace Witham
WALKER -- The Cass County Board during a special meeting this morning declared a vacancy in the Third Commissioner District and called for a special election to fill the vacancy.
A Crosslake organ transplant recipient tells of his long wait to receive a heart. Look for his story Wednesday in Neighbors.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 24 - 30 years ago (1972) - Willmar is about to lose its city bus service because the bus company reports a lack of use. In Brainerd, the bus has proved to be important to older people who have no transportation. Additional action by the council will be required this summer if the subsidy is to be continued.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 23 - 30 years ago (1972) - A total of 539 students enrolled in Brainerd State Junior College for the spring term, recorder Marilynn Stoxen reported. Last year's spring enrollment was 607.
County board denies CBIR request for off-sale liquor license
The Crow Wing County Board Tuesday denied a request from Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway for an off-sale liquor license.
Remap may leave four seats at stake
Four of the five Crow Wing County commissioners may have to run for re-election this fall.
Baxter council looks at easy city workload
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday was presented with several staffing ideas to help ease the current city workload.
Bridge over melting water
A bridge at Pine Meadows in Brainerd is reflected in a creek that runs through the front nine of the course, which was mostly idle as the weekend's snow melted Monday. The course though did open Sunday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Bonds to be sold for airport runway project
The $2.5 million general obligation improvement bonds will be sold May 28 for the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport runway project.
As the result of incorrect information provided The Dispatch, some names were misspelled in Sally Spencer's obituary on Page 5A Monday.
E-911 house sign work is resumed
The Crow Wing County Highway Department started work again this week on installing the house signs for the Enhanced 911 project.
Area man dies of fall injuries
ROBBINSDALE -- A 28-year-old rural Brainerd man who fell from a bedroom loft to a concrete floor died today at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, a hospital spokesperson reported.
Pope decries sex abuse
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II told American church leaders Tuesday that there was no place in the priesthood "for those who would harm the young," saying sex abuse by priests in the United States was both a sin and a crime.
Church observers say pope statement on abuse unusually direct; victims cautiously optimistic
Many U.S. Roman Catholics welcomed Pope John Paul II's statement on sex abuse Tuesday as a long-awaited acknowledgment that the church has mishandled molestation claims and harmed innocent people in the process. Advocates for victims were anxious to hear what solutions the Vatican would support.
Treasury forces banks to combat money laundering
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration, targeting drug lords and terrorists, will require a broad range of financial companies -- including banks, credit cards and commodities dealers -- to combat money laundering.
Army finds evidence of 2nd accidental anthrax release
For the second time this month Army officials have found evidence of an accidental release of anthrax spores in an Army biodefense research building in Frederick, Md., this one involving a different and relatively benign strain of the microbe.
Woman kills husband, mother, sister before turning gun on herself
SLIDELL, La. (AP) -- A woman shot and killed her husband, sister and mother before she turned the gun on herself, leaving a note on the front door that read: "Call 911. Door is unlocked. We are all dead."
Negotiators clear major Enron-related issue on bankruptcy bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers aimed a long-stalled bankruptcy bill directly at Enron executives Tuesday by deciding to block wealthy debtors from using luxury homes to shield assets from creditors.
Volcker unable to take charge of Andersen
WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Arthur Andersen's white knight in waiting, suggested Monday that it would take "miracles" to turn around the embattled accounting firm.
What bounce in recruiting?
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Seventeen-year-old Yessica Matuce of New York City enlisted in the Army in January. But the attack that brought down the World Trade Center not far from her home had little to do with it.
Senators lose bicoastal battle to drop ethanol mandate from energy bill
WASHINGTON -- Senators from both coasts lost their effort Tuesday to strip from energy legislation an ethanol provision that they warned would lead to gasoline price spikes.
Airman suspect in string of rapes
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- An Air Force Airman was jailed on $1 million bail after turning himself in to police investigating six sexual assault cases in this college town that have been linked to a slaying and rapes in Philadelphia.
VATICAN CITY -- American cardinals meeting with Pope John Paul II reached consensus on a "one-strike-you're-out" policy that would dismiss any priest involved in a future sex abuse case, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick indicated Wednesday.
Mob attacks 10 Marines
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A mob armed with bats and pipes attacked 10 U.S. Marines, leaving one with a cranial fracture and others with injuries from broken bones to minor scrapes, authorities said Tuesday.
More than 100 workers arrested at D.C. airports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft says the arrests of dozens of airport workers on fraud and immigration charges illustrates the government's zero tolerance policy in its war on terrorism.
Crash raises anew pressing issues of overcrowded rails, collision avoidance
Tuesday's deadly collision between a commuter train and a freight train in Orange County, Calif., may be symptomatic of a crowded rail system that still relies largely on human judgment instead of a sophisticated collision-avoidance system.
Fiery Moussaoui tells judge he wants to represent himself
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A defiant Zacarias Moussaoui -- the only person charged in the United States with terrorism in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks -- told a judge Monday he wants to represent himself in a trial without a jury, and called for the destruction of America and Jews everywhere.
Plea on restroom wall leads to trucker's arrest, woman said she had been beaten and held captive
DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) -- A plea for help scrawled on a bathroom wall in Tennessee led to the arrest of a truck driver at a rest stop in Georgia, where police found a woman who said she had been beaten and held against her will for a year.
Massive telecom layoffs, cuts, signal industry in crisis
The beleaguered telecommunications industry reached a new low Monday as wireless equipment manufacturer Ericsson announced 17,000 new layoffs and Lucent Technologies Inc., the world's largest maker of telecom gear, said it would eliminate an additional 6,000 jobs -- a rout that is beginning to rival the dot-com meltdown of the last two years.
Supreme Court sides with government in Lake Tahoe property case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to expand Americans' property rights, reaffirming that the government can temporarily block building to protect the environment or prevent overdevelopment.
Blake and his bodyguard are charged in wife's killing
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a complaint that could be the script for one of Robert Blake's movies, prosecutors allege that the actor and his bodyguard plotted his wife's murder for months, visiting remote places for the killing and buying duct tape, lye and shovels.
Top Bush aide resigning
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House counselor Karen Hughes said Tuesday she's resigning to return to Texas, but will continue advising President Bush from afar.
Man convicted of killing his children while his ex listened over the phone
DALLAS (AP) -- An accountant was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday for shooting to death his two young daughters while his ex-wife listened helplessly on the telephone.
Gates shows control, maturity in new Microsoft testimony
WASHINGTON -- It was a different Bill Gates this time.
Trains collide, two killed
PLACENTIA, Calif. -- They were left dazed, bloodied and shellshocked. Some were thrown from their seats, others clambered from windows of the mangled train.
Breakthrough expected soon in mosquito wars
A new day is dawning in the mosquito wars.
Analysts seek clues in public silence of bin Laden
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's failure to appear on video or audio tapes recorded since December may indicate the al-Qaida leader is dead, sick or on the run, but senior intelligence analysts Tuesday suggested it also could be part of a strategy to make his reappearance more dramatic when timed to another terrorist attack.
Ex-Sotheby's chairman gets year in prison, $7.5 million fine in scam
NEW YORK (AP) -- Saying "no one is above the law," a federal judge sentenced former Sotheby's Chairman A. Alfred Taubman to a year in prison and a $7.5 million fine for fixing art auction prices.
Durable-goods orders fall 0.6 percent in March
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods fell 0.6 percent in March, the first drop in the last four months, reflecting slackened demand for cars and computers. New-home sales moved lower.
Heavy military patrols guard U.S. Embassy in Yemen following threat
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- Heavy military patrols guarded the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen on Tuesday after the embassy said it received unspecified threats against U.S. interests in the country.
Man who hammered Liberty Bell gets nine-month term
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A self-described wanderer who pulled a hammer from a backpack and pounded on the Liberty Bell last year was sentenced Tuesday to nine months behind bars.
Captured al-Qaida member says group has knowledge to build 'dirty bomb'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Al-Qaida member has told interrogators that the terrorist organization knows how to build a "dirty bomb" capable of dispersing radioactivity over a wide area, a U.S. official said.
Columbine father publicly apologizes
DENVER (AP) -- A man who accused a police officer of mistakenly killing his son during the Columbine High School massacre apologized publicly.
Former porn star Linda Lovelace dies at 53 from injuries suffered in car crash
DENVER (AP) -- Linda Boreman, who starred as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and later became an anti-porn advocate, died Monday from injuries she suffered in a car crash. She was 53.
Hockey overshadows first-place Expos
Montreal manager Frank Robinson heard the Expos fans cheering, and couldn't understand why.
Nets provide wake-up message
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Jermaine O'Neal is going to have to rethink his belief that no player can shut him down.
National sports briefs
Suddenly, Brent Johnson looks like Patrick Roy, and Roy is as masterful as ever.
Jazz show Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Jerry Sloan and John Stockton led the undermanned Utah Jazz into the NBA's toughest arena and emerged with a startling victory. They insisted it was nothing special.
Indians win at home again
Back at chilly Jacobs Field, the Cleveland Indians felt right at home.
Booed at his former home, Giambi strikes with bat
His former fans booed him, held up derogatory signs and threw back one of his foul balls.
Kings stop Avalanche
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There's no time for the Los Angeles Kings to celebrate or the Colorado Avalanche to be frustrated.
HARDING -- Julia Woitalla, 90, Harding, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at home.
Daniel C. Thielman
LITTLE FALLS -- Daniel C. Thielman, infant son of Daniel D. and Lisa (Leyendecker) Thielman, Little Falls, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Kenneth 'Ken' J. Peterick
ROYALTON -- Kenneth "Ken" J. Peterick, 59, Royalton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at home.
Verena R. Mrosla
BOWLUS -- Verena Rose Mrosla, 77, Bowlus, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at home.
Clara T. Hoffman
Clara T. Hoffman, 99, Brainerd, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Marian E. Spencer
STAPLES -- Marian E. Spencer, 98, Staples, died today, April 23, 2002, at Staples Care Center.
Marilyn B. Lewis
NISSWA -- Marilyn B. Lewis, 68, Nisswa, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Glenn Witham Jr.
HACKENSACK -- Glenn Witham Jr., 68, Hackensack, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Fred Powers, 28, Brainerd, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Sally W. Spencer
Sally W. Spencer, 71, Brainerd, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at home.
Clara T. Hoffman
Clara T. Hoffman, 99, Brainerd, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Kenneth J. Peterick
ROYALTON -- Kenneth J. Peterick, 59, Royalton, died today, April 23, 2002, at home.
John R. Ellingson
CROSSLAKE -- Memorial services for John R. Ellingson will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Crosslake Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating.
Trying to predict what, if anything, the 2002 Legislature will do about various stadium proposals is like trying to predict Minnesota's fickle spring weather.
How is it that this nation of generous, freedom loving citizens can turn such a blind eye to the consequences of our consumption and the sins of our foreign policy? We have killed more innocent civilians in Afghanistan than . We lost on 9/11. Millions more are homeless and threatened by lawless chaos.
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A cheer for peace and quiet
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post:
Your opinion counts
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
It's time to put the safety of Minnesota deer first and stop recreational feeding of deer.
The article by Renee Richardson on the Northstar project is very timely and well done. Readers need to know that the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has not supported the project. Representatives Dale Walz, Greg Blaine and Larry Howes should be urged to support Northstar.
A decision she won't regret
In Washington, one is more likely to find people who believe tabloid stories on alien invaders than people who accept at face value a pure motive behind the resignation of a top White House aide.
Lessard posts bail
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) -- The son of state Sen. Bob Lessard left Itasca County Jail after a judge significantly lowered his bail.
Student newspaper files police complaint for hockey celebration
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota student newspaper filed a complaint Tuesday over the alleged police mistreatment of reporters who were covering unruly hockey fans after the Golden Gophers won the national championship.
Four DFL gubernatorial candidates meet in environmental debate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pollution, parks, energy policy and other environmental issues grabbed the spotlight Tuesday evening at a debate among the four DFL candidates for governor.
Nurse strike averted at Albert Lea, Fairmont hospitals
Hospital nurses in Fairmont have reached a tentative agreement that could avert a strike, and nurses in Albert Lea have approved a three-year contract.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A senator just off a plane from Israel cast a last-minute vote Monday to defeat an effort to scrap the Profile of Learning graduation standards.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura says he wouldn't hold the state's highest office if it wasn't for same-day voter registration.
Windy conditions keep fire conditions ripe
Windy conditions have kept wildfires a concern around Minnesota despite the recent wet weather, according to the Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids.
Krispy Kreme opens to long lines in Maple Grove
MAPLE GROVE (AP) -- After a nearly 30-year drought, the Krispy Kreme Doughnut is back to satisfy Minnesota's sweet tooth.
Appeals court ruling protects late-paying renters
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Property owners are worried about the implications of a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling that said landlords who accept late rent money from tenants can't evict renters for tardy payments.
St. Cloud Diocese to hold sessions on clergy sexual misconduct
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The Diocese of St. Cloud will hold a series of "open listening sessions" on clergy sexual misconduct throughout its 16-county region, Bishop John F. Kinney said on Monday.
Minneapolis school board approves new bus schedule
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Parents of young children in Minneapolis will be juggling their schedules next year after the Minneapolis school board unanimously approved a new bus plan that will change start times at the district's elementary schools.
Sparklers on the verge of being legal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- This Independence Day, adults in Minnesota will probably be free to celebrate by lighting sparklers, dropping drop pops and exploding noisemakers. Legally.
Staff prepares to shut down mansion
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The official governor's residence on Summit Avenue could soon go dark for the first time in nearly 40 years as Gov. Jesse Ventura and the Legislature continue to wrestle over the state budget.
Legislative leaders make progress toward budget deal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Legislative leaders made the first significant progress in weeks toward a session-ending budget deal in meetings Tuesday.
high school BASEBALL
Errors handcuff Pierz baseball team
ELROSA -- Pierz's Alex Gruber was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs but the Pioneers dropped a Central Minnesota Conference baseball game 10-4 to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Monday.
Warriors enjoy playing time
What looked more like a scrimmage was actually the Brainerd Warriors softball team pounding St. Cloud Apollo 8-2 and 10-0 in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader Tuesday.
Kittelson nears girls' discus mark
Blustery spring days don't seem to bother Amy Kittelson and other members of the Brainerd Warriors girls' track and field team.
Hitters come through for Brainerd girls
Sartell's Jessica Boerger gave the Brainerd softball team fits all game, but in the end it was the Warriors celebrating a 4-3 nine-inning victory thanks to resilient hitting.
Aitkin stays unbeaten in baseball with 8-4 victory
ISLE -- Josh Flier went 3-for-5 with a run and Phil Martin was 1-4 with a double and three RBI as the Aitkin Gobblers beat the Isle Indians 8-4 Tuesday in Great River Conference baseball.
Local sports shorts
The early bird slow-pitch softball tournament is scheduled May 4 at Aitkin.
Gobbler girls finish second at conference meet
ISLE -- Tiffany Kullhem shot a 54 and Carrie Cummings 56 to lead the Aitkin Gobblers girls' golf team to a second-place finish in a Great River Conference meet Tuesday with a team score of 245.
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity baseball team defeated Pine River-Backus 18-7 in five innings Monday.
BHS boys beat Tech by point in track
Devin O'Reilly has been a workhorse for the Brainerd Warriors boys' track and field team.
Raiders meet the challenge
In what could be described as must win games, the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team came through in the clutch by sweeping their doubleheader against Ridgewater Community College with two come-from-behind victories, 4-3 and 3-2.
Fitness Frenzy scheduled
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's Fitness Frenzy Spring Break 5-kilometer run/walk is scheduled Saturday at Kiwanis Park.
Pequot loses despite its strong pitching
PARK RAPIDS -- Emma Hoglund struck out three and allowed two earned runs, but the Pequot Lakes Patriots fell to the Park Rapids Panthers 3-1 in non-conference softball Monday.
Warriors drop fourth in a row
ST. CLOUD -- Matt Holbrook was the lone Brainerd tennis player to pick up a win as the Warriors fell the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference action Tuesday.
Little Falls tennis team improves to 4-1
ALEXANDRIA -- The Little Falls Flyers tennis team improved to 4-1 overall by defeating the Alexandria Cardinals 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference play Monday.
Pierz wins CMC boys' meet
MAPLE LAKE -- The Pierz Pioneers shot a combined 157 to lead the field at the second Central Minnesota Conference boys' golf meet of the season Monday.
Aitkin tops WDC in tennis
WADENA -- The Aitkin Gobblers picked up their fourth win of the season with a 6-1 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday in non-conference boys' tennis.
Apollo sweeps Warrior baseball team
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles swept a Central Lakes Conference baseball doubleheader from the Brainerd Warriors by scores of 9-8 and 3-2 at Tuesday Putz Field.
Pequot walks to victory
PILLAGER -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots softball team used 19 walks and three hit batters to beat the Pillager Huskies 18-3 in Park Region Conference action Tuesday.
Moe spreading Gophers' message
Tom Moe probably would be bald, if he wasn't already, after what he has endured the last few weeks.
This, Bud, is for you
MINNEAPOLIS -- When commissioner Bud Selig perused the standings Monday, he saw Minnesota leading the AL Central and Montreal heading the NL East.
Three state tourneys moved
BROOKLYN CENTER (AP) -- The Minnesota State High School League's board of directors have voted to move three state prep tournaments out of St. Paul over the next two years.
Nick & Nash Mavs' backcourt makes its point
DALLAS (AP) -- When Steve Nash and Nick Van Exel are in the backcourt, there's not much strategy in deciding who runs the floor for the Mavericks.
McCombs trying to stay out of public eye
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs has never been bashful.
Tampa's mastery of Twins lives on
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Steve Cox said there's no secret to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' success against the Minnesota Twins.
Transfer rule tightened
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota high school representatives unanimously approved an amendment Monday that tightens restrictions on student-athletes who transfer to new schools.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen was named Most Valuable Player for the Minnesota women's basketball team and Luke Becker took the honors for the wrestling team on Sunday night.
Minnesota meets Norway: Brainerd man participates in Home Guard exchange
It wasn't exactly the "land of the midnight sun" when Sgt. 1st Class Chris DeGeest arrived in Bergen, Norway.
Baxter decoy carver finds interest in this art form is escalating, but hasn't peaked yet
BAXTER -- Bob Johnson said he felt confident when he went to Perham two weeks ago for the John Jenson National Fish Decoy contest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory northwest..Central and east today...
Wishing for summer
Weather drawing by Caylea Franzen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon showers west. Warmer east. Highs generally in the mid 60s to mid 70s...With some upper 70s central.
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory statewide today...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the 50s and 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms. Falling temperatures west half with a chance of snow showers far northwest. Breezy. Highs in the 50s northwest to near 70 southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of afternoon showers west. Highs from the mid 50s northwest to near 70 southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory central and west today...
Friends helped clean up the debris of what was once Lonzo's Bar and Grill in Sims, Ill., Monday. A tornado ripped through three rural southeastern Illinois communities Sunday, killing one person and injuring dozens. (AP Photo)
Spring has sprung
Weather drawing by Anja Smith of Mrs. Ruen's first grade class at Baxter school.
Minnesota state forecast
today...Partly to mostly sunny and much warmer. Highs from the upper 50s east to the lower 70 southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch central and southwest until 1 pm...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers early southeast. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Names and faces
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Actor Jason Priestley escaped injury after he was involved in a two-boat collision at the Fountain Miami Super Boat Grand Prix.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Robert Iler, who plays the rebellious, pot-smoking son of a mob boss on HBO's "The Sopranos," pleaded guilty Tuesday to mugging two youths and stealing $40.
Breath of Life Adult Day Service is going to have an open house from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in the 200 Assisted Living building. Our apartment numbers are 48 and 49. Please park in the nursing home parking lot which is the third entrance.
BERLIN -- Hardly a soul believes that ultra-nationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen can actually win the French presidency next month, but Europeans are collectively shuddering at the rise of right-wing nationalists who are playing on voters' fears of crime, unemployment and immigration.
Israelis: Operation dismantled infrastructure of suicide bombers
JERUSALEM -- Qis Adwan, Israeli intelligence said, had loaded explosives into the vest of a suicide bomber headed to Netanya's Par
Extradition case dropped against Algerian pilot once suspected of training hijackers
LONDON (AP) -- Extradition proceedings against Algerian pilot Lotfi Raissi -- once described by U.S. authorities as a trainer for the Sept. 11 hijackers -- were dropped Wednesday after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence he was linked to terrorism or had committed any crime.
Spanish police detain al-Qaida suspect
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spanish police on Wednesday arrested a Syrian-born man authorities say was crucial to helping the al-Qaida terrorist network finance operations in several countries. It was the third suspected al-Qaida member arrested in Spain in the last 10 days.
Argentina roiled by powerful official's resignation
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Eduardo Duhalde struggled Wednesday to devise a new rescue plan for Argentina's devastated economy and fill the void left by the resignation of his powerful economy minister.
Israel demands changes in U.N. team looking into Jenin fighting
JERUSALEM -- Israel pressed for changes Wednesday in a U.N. team due to look into its assault of the Jenin refugee camp, calling the investigation biased against it, as U.N. chief Kofi Annan refused to delay the mission.
Negotiations to resolve church standoff begin; Palestinians kill three suspected informers
HEBRON, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian vigilantes killed three suspected informers Tuesday to avenge Israel's slaying of a militia leader, while Palestinian officials said they made progress to resolve the standoff at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Police officers testify they heard Islamic militant confess to kidnapping Pearl
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Two Karachi police officers testified Tuesday they heard British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh admit his role in the kidnap-slaying of reporter Daniel Pearl.
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